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	Image: John Russell Rough sea, Morestil c1900 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Celebrity talks: John Russell

Australians in France

Art After Hours delves into the world of Australia’s French impressionist John Russell. Hear from the people who have been intrigued and inspired by him and visited Belle Île, Russell’s home in Brittany for over 20 years.

Image: John Russell Rough sea, Morestil c1900 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Wednesdays 6.30pm
25 July-8 August 2018


No bookings required

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court

Related exhibition: John Russell

Sarah Turnbull

For writer Sarah Turnbull, author of Almost French, the Australian artist John Russell has become a passion. Hear about her personal discovery of Russell 20 years ago whilst she was living in France and her feeling of connection with him. From Belle Île where Sarah met the locals and discovered what Russell meant to them; to Paris, the city which was once her home; and to an absinthe salon in Surry Hills, follow this international journey to find a notion of home.

Image: Sarah Turnbull


Wednesday 25 July 2018 6:30pm – 7pm

Catherine Hunter

Catherine Hunter has had a long career covering the visual arts on Australian television. She was the arts producer on the Nine Network’s Sunday program for over 20 years. Since then, she has worked as a freelance director and producer and her most recent production, Glenn Murcutt: spirit of place, has been selected for film festivals all over the world. Catherine’s next film, on John Russell, will be screened later this year. Catch this talk about the film and the places she visited to create it.

Catherine Hunter will be in conversation with ABC presenter James Valentine.

Image: Catherine Hunter


Wednesday 1 August 2018 6:30pm – 7pm

Euan Macleod and Luke Sciberras

Artists Euan Macleod and Luke Sciberras took a pilgrimage to Belle Île following in the footsteps of John Russell and many other artists. The works they created on this trip are the subject of the current exhibition at Manly Art Gallery. Tonight, they are joined in conversation by the curator of the John Russell exhibition, Wayne Tunnicliffe, to tell us about their trip, its inspiration and their friendship.

Image: Euan Macleod. Photo by Andrew Merry


Wednesday 8 August 2018 6:30pm – 7pm